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Pirates option pitchers Holdzkom, Scahill to minor league

The moves leave pitchers Arquimedes Caminero, Radhames Liz, Stolmy Pimentel and Jared Hughes for three remaining spots in the bullpen.

about 2 hours ago


 Sidney Crosby is helped to his feet after scoring the game winner in the third period Saturday against the Coyotes at the Consol Energy Center.

Home-ice wins have been hard to find for Penguins in 2015

Wins this weekend against Arizona and San Jose were two of just nine at Consol Energy Center since the start of the new year.

about 11 hours ago


 Participants run across the Andy Warhol Bridge during the 2013 Pittsburgh Marathon 5K Run on May 4, 2013.

Marathon ready: Week 9

This is the really fun part: We get to stride out a bit. Our long runs now have the flavor of realism as the race is just a few weeks away.

about 11 hours ago


 Pan-Seared Halibut with Red Curry is packed with protein.

Marathon Ready: Pan-Seared Halibut with Red Curry

This recipe for halibut is a spicy fish dish that’s packed with protein.

about 11 hours ago


 Michigan State coach Tom Izzo holds up the net after his team defeated Louisville 76-70 in overtime in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament East Regional in Syracuse, N.Y., Sunday, March 29, 2015.

Final Four better late than never for Izzo’s Spartans

Michigan State’s run to the Final Four came a season later than expected, and that’s one reason coach Tom Izzo is enjoying it so much.

about 11 hours ago


Penguins notebook: With few alternatives, team poised to stick with five defensemen

With little cap space, and little time remaining in the season, the Penguins likely will play with only five defensemen for the time being.

about 11 hours ago


Spring training report: Pirates 18, Phillies 4

Pedro Alvarez led the Pirates’ power surge with a two-run home run in the fifth and a grand slam in the eighth.

about 11 hours ago


 Kris Letang is helped off the ice after receiving a hit from Arizona's Shane Doan during the second period Saturday at the Consol Energy Center.

Ron Cook: Penguins wouldn't win Stanley Cup without Kris Letang

Even with veterans Paul Martin and Rob Scuderi, a Penguins defense corps minus star Kris Letang likely isn’t capable of winning it all.

about 11 hours ago


 The Core by RunMD foam roller has a vented screw-on cap that allows users to store race items and clothes securely inside.

Here are four gadgets aimed to make running easier

To help calm those marathon jitters, we took a look at four cool accessories to help you cross the finish line.

about 11 hours ago


 A small memorial has sprung up along a bike trail in Hays after eagle eggs failed to hatch.

Memorial springs up in Hays for eagle eggs that didn’t hatch

Experts are not sure what the Hays eagles will do, now that they have no eggs to look after.

about 11 hours ago


 Connecticut forward Morgan Tuck, front, drives against Dayton center Jodie Cornelie-Sigmundova in the first half of a regional final game Monday in Albany, N.Y.

NCAA women's basketball tournament roundup: Connecticut, Maryland advance

Unlike the first three games of the tournament, the Huskies got all they could handle from seventh-seeded Dayton.

about 11 hours ago


 Penn State men's basketball coach Patrick Chambers is helping a Penn State biologist raise research funds by producing a video about how the coach witnessed the decline and death of his father from Alzheimer's disease.

Penn State coach lends help to professor pursuing brain-repair research

Basketball coach Patrick Chambers is working with PSU biologist Gong Chen, whose research focuses on restoring brain cells and function.

about 11 hours ago


High school highlights: Combined no-hitter lifts West Allegheny

Three pitchers, zero hits, one non-section victory for the Class AAA No. 1 Indians against Class A No. 5 Bishop Canevin Monday.

about 11 hours ago


Bob Smizik: Locke over Worley -- inexplicable

When smart men make decisions that reek of senselessness, there’s often a good explanation.

about 6 hours ago


 Left-hander Jeff Locke will start the 2015 season in the rotation.

Pirates give Locke final rotation spot over Worley

Left-hander Jeff Locke will start the season as the fifth starter and right-hander Vance Worley will begin in the bullpen.

about 18 hours ago


 Marc-Andre Fleury breathes a sigh of relief after making a save on the Sharks Logan Couture in the shootout for the win at the last night at the Consol Energy Center.

Seth Rorabaugh's Penguins chat transcript: 3.30.15

Seth takes your questions on the Penguins, who have less than 2 weeks remaining in the regular season.

about 20 hours ago


 From the archives: . Dec. 7, 1983 -- It might have been the middle of winter, but former Steeler Mike Webster stayed fit on the stairs of Three Rivers Stadium in shorts and a T-shirt.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 3.30.15

Ray takes your questions on the Steelers as the offseason grinds on.

about 20 hours ago


Spring training report: Pirates 4, Braves 2

Stolmy Pimentel showed a strong curveball in two innings, allowing just one hit while striking out one.

1 day ago


 Pirates reliever Stolmy Pimentel is one of several players vying for a spot in the bullpen.

With season nearing, Pirates still sorting through bullpen options

Though players — including Stolmy Pimentel, Radhames Liz and John Holdzkom — fight for roles, factors out their control might decide things.

1 day ago


 “I’ll bet you he can settle under a punt,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said of Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Pirates Notebook: Steelers coach Tomlin keeps up with Hurdle, team

Mike Tomlin visited team camp, where he caught up with Clint Hurdle and pictured converting Jared Hughes and Andrew McCutchen to football.

about 23 hours ago


 Marc-Andre Fleury is congratulated after helping the Penguins pull out a shootout victory Sunday night.

Ron Cook: Chris Kunitz shows signs of shaking slump for Penguins

Veteran winger Chris Kunitz could be snapping out of his funk at just the right time for the Penguins.

1 day ago


Bob Smizik: Rotation not Pirates' strength

It would not be outrageous to suggest the Pirates are a team without a weakness.

1 day ago


 Len Komoroski, CEO of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Pittsburgh native at forefront of Cleveland Cavaliers' success

Len Komoroski, president of the Cavaliers, is a man in the middle of a busy city — and he just so happens to be a North Catholic graduate.

1 day ago


 “We’re working to make [Buster Olney] a prophet,” general manager Neal Huntington said of Olney's prediction the Pirates will win the World Series.

Ron Cook: Olney's bold Pirates prediction marks new era of expectations

The Pirates are working to make ESPN’s Buster Olney a prophet for his World Series champions prediction.

2 days ago


 Starling Marte waits on deck in batting practice at Pirate City in Bradenton, Fla.

Pirates LF Marte picks up where he left off

Starling Marte’s batting stance adjustments yielded positive results late last season, so he’s sticking to them.

2 days ago


 Bill Kreiger and daughter Tara Sweeney made the trip from Maryland to take in the Penguins vs. Arizona Coyotes game Saturday at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Long-time Penguins fan reaches her destination

Tara Kreiger finally was able to see her Penguins play up close Saturday at Consol Energy Center.

2 days ago


 Penguins defenseman Kris Letang is out indefinitely after taking a hit from Arizona Shane Doan Saturday.

Penguins notebook: Kris Letang out with concussion

Coach Mike Johnston did not put a timetable on his return today, saying that, “We'll see how he feels over the next few days.”

1 day ago


 Kentucky head coach John Calipari reacts after a foul in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia in Athens, Ga. Two teams took the Wildcats to overtime and six others found a way to keep the final margin within 10 points.

Bob Smizik: The coronation of Calipari

Calipari’s success deserves the acclaim he has been getting, but there are issues that cannot be ignored.

2 days ago


 Sidney Crosby and Daniel Winnik celebrate a goal by Patric Hornqvist (center) in the first period at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins outlast Sharks in shootout, 3-2

The Penguins nearly let one slip away Sunday night, but prevailed, 3-2, with a shootout win against the San Jose Sharks.

1 day ago


 New Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi talks to his team Saturday morning. The Panthers are two weeks into spring practice. They have three more weeks before the Blue-Gold game April 18.

Pitt brothers Bradley, Grigsby ready for more at linebacker this season

Bam Brad­ley and Nicholas Grigsby are two of the con­tend­ers to fill the start­ing out­side line­backer roles left open by graduates.

2 days ago


 Derrick Pouliot is meeting expectations.

On the Penguins: 4-5 not pretty for nine home playoff series

Regardless of a sub-.500 mark in the past nine playoff series, the Penguins are aiming for home ice this year.

2 days ago


  Nice brook trout.

Good advice on trout fishing is available if you know how to find it

With trout season just weeks away, getting the right recommendations can make all the difference

2 days ago


Penn State notebook: Situational football takes center state in spring

The Nittany Lions worked on situational drills and tried a pair of left tackles during their fifth practice of the spring.

2 days ago


 Canada geese

Scott Shalaway: Identifying spring swans, geese and other waterfowl

The differences among Canada geese, snow geese, tundra swans, mute swans, pied-billed grebe, common loon and double-crested cormorant.

2 days ago


Spring training report: Pirates 8, Blue Jays 3

Neil Walker doubled for the seventh time this spring as the Pirates won.

2 days ago


 Jonny Lyons, 4, of Monaca caught this 4-pound channel cat around 4 p.m. on 4-pound test line at Lake Arthur.

Outdoors notebook: Increase proposed on hunting license fee

New revenues from Marcellus Shale leasing rights have never been considered a “permanent fix” to the Game Commission’s bottom line.

2 days ago


Penguins notebook: Thomas Greiss steps up in important spot

Backup goalie Thomas Greiss played well again Saturday, and this time his Penguins teammates even helped him earn a victory.

2 days ago


 Long-time Kentucky fan Ashley Judd was back in Cleveland for the Wildcats’ Midwest Region final Saturday night.

Midwest Region notebook: John Calipari says Kentucky's story is teamwork

While their quest for history is all over the headlines, coach John Calipari says there’s a lot more to his unbeaten Wildcats.

2 days ago


 Kentucky players celebrate after a 68-66 win over Notre Dame in a college basketball game in the NCAA men's tournament regional finals, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Cleveland.

Kentucky holds off Notre Dame, 68-66

The Wildcats will play Wisconsin (35-3) next Saturday in Indianapolis.

2 days ago


Hat trick leads Riverhounds win in 2015 opener

Pittsburgh’s USL Pro team finished last season 11th out of 14 with a 9-5-14 record but opened 2015 with a win.

2 days ago


Pirates notebook: Charlie Morton focusing on results

Pirates pitcher says he doesn’t have time to refine his mechanics with the season rapidly approaching.

2 days ago


 Kentucky players celebrate after a 68-66 win over Notre Dame in an Elite Eight game Saturday night in Cleveland.

Notre Dame can't quite end Kentucky's unbeaten season

The top-ranked Wildcats held off the upset bid from the Fighting Irish, 68-66, to get back to the Final Four Saturday night.

2 days ago


 The Penguins' Steve Downie scores in the third period against the Coyotes at  Consol Energy Center.

Penguins beat Coyotes, 3-2

The Penguins were scoreless for more than 47 minutes on Saturday afternoon, stymied by Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith.

2 days ago


 Evgeni Malkin said the Penguins are playing poorly right now, and his return could be the spark they need.

Malkin says, 'We play so bad right now'

Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist are expected to return this weekend for Penguins.

3 days ago


 Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred agrees with Pirates owner Bob Nutting on international draft.

New baseball commissioner discusses pace of game changes and other key issues

Rob Manfred spoke to the Pirates and Minnesota Twins Friday. “It's important to be responsive to our fans,” he said, regarding pace of game.

3 days ago


Underdog Irish hope efficiency fuels victory against unbeaten and No.1-seeded Kentucky

Notre Dame’s guard-oriented offense is one of the most efficient in Division I while Kentucky is one of the tallest, best defensive teams.

3 days ago


Florida Southern ruins IUP's bid for an upset in NCAA Division II championship

No. 25 IUP, which dispatched three top seeds on its run to the championship game, ran into too tough a foe and wrapped up its season 31-7.

2 days ago


IUP gets another shot at a title today

IUP has been here before. Crimson Hawks coach Joe Lombardi has been here before. The next step, though, is the toughest one.

3 days ago


 This season, the Riverhounds will have to replace the production of Jose Angulo, who scored 23 goals over the past two years.

New coach, style for Riverhounds

The team is still in the process of emerging from bankruptcy, and hired a new coach after missing the playoffs in 2014.

3 days ago


NCAA tournament notebook: Calipari reminds players Kentucky is beatable

Midwest Region notebook: Kentucky’s coach said the Wildcats should have lost five or six games this year.

3 days ago



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